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Congratulations Future Educators!

Hailing from 14 home states and planning to teach seven languages other than English, please join us in congratulating our largest incoming class to date: 20 outstanding future educators who join the Lead with Languages Teacher Scholarship Program this fall!

Know a future language teacher who's currently a high school senior? The call for applications will reopen in Spring 2024.

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Celebrating the 2024 Regional Language Teachers of the Year

Announced this spring at the five regional conferences across the country, Amanda Beck, Carlos Salinas, Kei Tsukamaki, Bertha Delgadillo, and Sara Lee have been named Regional Teachers of the Year for CSC, NECTFL, PNCFL, SCOLT, and SWCOLT.

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Language Learning Tips from a Student of Korean

Stony Brook University psychology major and LCF Student Ambassador Evangeline shares her best language learning strategies for fellow students.

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5 Questions for a Cantonese-Speaking Medical Interpreter

LaGuardia Community College/CUNY student and future nurse Elsie shares about her current professional role, provides advice for fellow language learners, and reflects on her recent court interpreting internship.

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Language Connects Foundation Announces Inaugural Board of Directors

LCF recently announced our first Board of Directors—a group representing decades of experience in education, language policy, business, and beyond, who will serve as champions of the transformative power of language learning and of the educators who make it possible.

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Tyler: Sales Director Leading with Spanish

As a Sales Director at Hult EF Corporate Education, Tyler uses his Spanish skills to connect with clients to implement language training programs at some of the world’s largest companies. Learn why being bilingual is his proudest achievement.

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Sonia: 4th Grade Spanish Immersion Teacher

Sonia teaches Spanish, as well as science and social studies in Spanish, at the International School of Louisiana in New Orleans. The first in our series of Educator Profiles, learn what inspired her to join the profession and the words of affirmation she encourages her students to say each day.

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Lopa: Surgeon Leading with Gujarati & Spanish

Lopa uses English, Gujarati, and Spanish to communicate with patients as a pelvic reconstructive surgeon at the University of Illinois Hospitals. Hear more about how language and cultural skills help medical professionals build rapport and trust.

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Encouraging Language Resources for Military Spouses Overseas

University of Southern Indiana graduate Helen shares her personal experience as a military spouse stationed in Italy, and explores key findings from her research interviewing fellow military spouses about their needs for language resources as they build bridges between cultures.

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Tatyana: Financial Services VP Leading with Russian, Spanish & More

Tatyana shares how languages have been an asset in all stages of her career—spanning academia, educational publishing, e-learning, consulting, and financial services. Hear her advice for current learners!

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